Northeast Scotland restaurants

Top Choice Modern Scottish in Broughty Ferry

Tayberry

Neutral decor enriched with splashes of berry purple create an understated atmosphere in which accomplished chef Adam Newth presents gorgeous and colourful confections using fresh and foraged local produce – dishes …
Top Choice Scottish in Dundee

Newport

The setting is fabulous, with vast windows overlooking the Firth of Tay, and quirky 'recycled' decor that includes the clever use of an old piano to store cutlery and wine glasses. Graze on an assortment of 'small p…
Top Choice Modern Scottish in Dundee

Castlehill

Thought by many to be worthy of earning Dundee's first Michelin star, the Castlehill is passionate about Scottish produce (the chef is a keen forager for wild herbs and fungi) and invests a lot of imagination into t…
Top Choice Seafood in Stonehaven

Tolbooth Restaurant

Set in the 17th-century Tolbooth building overlooking the harbour, and decorated with local art and crisp white linen, this is one of the best seafood restaurants in the region. Daily specials include dishes such as…
Top Choice Cafe in Dundee

Bach

Easily the best breakfast spot in town (served till 11.45am weekdays, all-day brunch at weekends), this place sports a mix of Scottish, New Zealand, Asian and Mexican influences with delightful dishes such as Hebrid…
Top Choice Seafood in Aberdeen

Silver Darling

The Silver Darling (an old Scottish nickname for herring) is the place for a special meal, housed in a former Customs office at the entrance to Aberdeen harbour with picture windows overlooking the sea. Here you can…
Top Choice Bistro in Aberdeen

Café 52

This little haven of laid-back industrial chic – a high, narrow space lined with bare stonework, rough plaster and exposed ventilation ducts – serves some of the finest and best-value cuisine in the northeast (beetr…
Top Choice Modern Scottish in Aberdeen

Moonfish Café

The menu of this funky little eatery hidden on a backstreet concentrates on good-quality Scottish produce but draws its influences from cuisines all around the world, from simple scallops with chorizo, pine kernels …
Top Choice Cafe in Elgin

Drouthy Cobbler

This cafe-bar has a bistro-style menu that changes regularly but includes quality versions of popular dishes such as Cullen skink, mussels, bangers and mash, fish and chips and homemade burgers. It's tucked away up …
Top Choice Cafe in Kirriemuir

88 Degrees

This tiny deli serves the best cafe cuisine in the county – superb coffee (the cafe is named for the ideal temperature of an espresso), delicious cakes and tray bakes, and handmade chocolates. Breakfast (served till…